Wikipedia Losing Contributors

The best free online encyclopedia has stated that it is losing its contributors. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said at the website’s annual conference, held in Israel this year, that “convoluted” editing templates are the main reason behind it.

Wikipedia allows any user to edit its articles and furthermore provides a lot of tools for writing on its site. Losing its contributors can become a big trouble for the company as most of its articles are written and edited by volunteers.

Jimmy Wales said that the administrators are trying to solve the problem and will fix it quickly. He said that complex templates may be discouraging its users to write for the encyclopedia.

Wikipedia is available in a lot of languages and is supported by non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. It has over 19 million articles and has global users over 365 million.

Wikipedia’s readers are growing at a fast speed but its contributors are not following the same trend. In an effort to encourage volunteers to contribute actively, a new feature called WikiLove has been introduced which lets users share positive feedback.

Wikipedia is one of the best creations of the Internet and it has relevant matter for every age group.

All of us know that students, when doing assignments, prefer Wikipedia over their textbooks. Technogazette hopes that Wikipedia will soon come out of this trouble.

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Google Introduces Better Search Experience For Tablets

In order to provide tablet users with a better search experience, Google has optimized its interface. This move has been made mainly to attract iPad and Android based tablet users.

This new feature has come after a series of changes that Google was adding to its other web based services like Gmail and Google+. The new design is a basic one and no extra feature has been added.

The main thing that Google has done here is to provide users with an easy to use interface by which they can access their content more easily.

It was always a little bit of trouble for touch device users to explore the content using Google as the search button earlier was small.

The redesign solves this problem as it has a larger search button with more white space and exclusive visual styles all of which are user friendly.

Google is doing its best to beat its competitors in the user interface field. Recently, it was complained that the user interface of Google+ is not as good as that of Facebook.

We seriously hope that Google keeps on improving its existing features so as to provide its users with the best.

Let us know your views about this new interface.

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Google To Warn Users About Malware Infection

Google is going to start a new service through which it will warn users if their computer has been infected with malware. This service will help users to check whether their web searches have been hijacked to spy on them.

According to an official Google blog post, this malware routes web traffic through a small number of proxies. This malware was detected during the routine maintenance of one of Google’s data centers.

Damian Menscher, a Google security engineer said that,”After collaborating with security engineers at several companies that were sending this modified traffic, we determined that the computers exhibiting this behavior were infected with a particular strain of malicious software, or ‘malware’.”

Though according to Google, they are introducing this feature to help users but we think that it will also let malware authors to replicate and write various fake notifications and that is not a hard task. They can misdirect a user to follow their commands and ultimately the user will find himself amidst malicious code.

The question here arises that how can Goggle possibly tell whether a computer has been infected or not. The answer , according to the Google official blog, is that only those users will be notified who appear to be routed through proxy servers to use Google services.

This step taken by Google is undoubtedly good but still it will be a pretty hard task for users to identify a legitimate notification as we already know that there are tons of infected sites which claim to provide the same notification.

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